This is a guest post by Zac Citron of www.zenchamusic.com. I recently hooked up with him and quickly realized we share a lot of similar views about music production. This post is about how to express yourself and discover your own sound. Check out his website for more.
YouTube user stefanhyltoft recently responded to one of my videos asking why I made certain compositional decisions.
Why did I use those chords — what was I thinking when I wrote that section. Etc.
I spent some time reflecting on it. While I do remember some of the specific reasons, they don’t underlie the fundamental principle that I was following.
This principle is so obvious. It is so apparent. And unfortunately, this causes people to gloss over it (both deliveree and deliverer).
What’s the tip?